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Fran

Guijarro

Creative director, filmaker

Originally from Málaga (Spain), Fran Guijarro is a creative director and filmmaker based in San Francisco, CA. He started his career as a junior copywriter at Proximity BBDO Spain, where he was promoted to Associate Creative Director at age 24.

In 2007, supported by laCaixa Full Scholarship Program, he arrived in San Francisco to complete an MFA in Copywriting at the Academy of Art University. Fran was nominated for Valedictorian, graduated with Cum Laude honors and was selected as “Copywriter of the Year” on two occasions. In 2009, he landed a job as an Associate Creative Director at the A-List multicultural ad agency, Alma DDB. During his four years at Alma, Fran also taught at the Academy of Art University. Fran also pursued studies at Cuba International School of Film and Television (EICTV.)

 

His short films Mexican Cuisine and The Mural have been screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide, including Cannes SFC, AFI Fest and several other Oscar-qualifying festivals, and have received 26 awards. He is currently working on his first feature-length documentary titled Moses, a 10-year-in-the-making project that is receiving the support of the San Francisco Film Society.